We hear the phrase “I don’t look like what I’ve been through”, and many of us immediately identify with the reality of that statement. Logic and science says that we should be emotionally and physically debilitated or incapacitated based on our experiences. However, from a biblical perspective, we must realize that the more challenging our experiences are as believers, the better we ought to look!
Psalms 149:3 says, “For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.”
It implies that the more God delivers us from the things that come to oppose us, that very same deliverance process not only rescues us, but also increases our attractiveness. If we CONSISTENTLY look like we need deliverance we are either ignorant of the truth (John 8:32), our minds have not been renewed by the truth we know (Romans 12:2), or we cut the deliverance process short (James 1:4).
The more truth we learn, the more we will have to endure adversity from the kingdom of darkness (Matthew 13:19-21). The more we endure adversity, the more we experience deliverance (Romans 5:3-4). The more we are delivered, the better we should look (149:3).
LET’S STOP BEING UGLY! Learn more and stay in the struggle until it’s over!